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typically southern white men usually go red, so what can president obama do to gain ground with these important voters >>> money, money, money. your job and your raise. find out where to score the most money. >>> and oh, what a night. gabby, mikhaila, opening last night's dodgers game. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin sitting in for carol costello. >>> just hours from now, the curtain will go up at the democratic national convention. president obama is looking for the bounce that seemed to elude republican nominee right mitt romney. tonight, democrats will kick off with a rising star in the party, san antonio mayor julian castro, who will deliver the keynote address just as obama did eight years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just ab
." wolf. >>> martin, thanks very much. happening now, brand new poll results show president obama's approval rating passing a very important milestone. also, on this an ser vary of 9/11, we'll hear the president strongly defend one of the united states' deadliest and most effective weapons against would-be terrorists. and in a cnn exclusive, the brother of al qaeda's top leader now says there is a way to reconciliation and peace. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." >>> all that coming up. we begin with a very public and new escalation of some tension between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. israeli sources tell me the white house at least for now has rejected prime minister netanyahu's request to meet with him later this month to discuss iran's nuclear program. the israelis were told a meeting isn't possible because of the president's schedule, schedule won't permit it even when they offer to have the prime minister come to washington from new york where he'll be addressing the united nations. the white house is pushing back saying the presiden
, an important new poll shows president obama pulling ahead in yet another important swing state. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns in a very rainy washington, d.c. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the fallout over mitt romney's complaint that 47% of americans will vote for the president no matter what he says. those 47% are "dependent on government, believe they are victims" and in romney's words "my job is not to worry about those people." the remarks are from a nearly hour long of a secretly recorded video of a romney fundraiser last may. the video obtained by the left leaning magazine mother jones that posted the entire interview. let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. fascinating story. so much has happened over the last 24 hours. you had quite an article online today. and i just want to read part of that. romney has a businessman's approach to politics which means he sizes up an audience and figures out what he needs to cut the deal and he does it and expects it to work. >> he's a businessman and he wanted them to write checks. what do you do when yo
. >> the white house says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during i presidential motorcade. upter police officer bruce saint laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle. it is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> new campaign fund-raising numbers out for the president. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney in the month of august with a total of $114 million to romney's 111 million. on the campaign trail in florida sunday president obama told supporters his opponents are not very good when it comes to crunching numbers. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. >> the latest tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce. the president leading mitt romney 49% to 44%. that's up from just 1 percentage point before democratic national convention. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigns in ohio today in an interview on nbc's "
the phrase 100% over and over. the univision forum in florida. president obama is departing the nation's capital for the sunshine state where he'll speak at the same forum this afternoon. just when it seems like the week couldn't get worse for mitt romney, new battleground polling showing romney losing ground to the president. the president has widened his lead in three crucial swing states, ohio, virginia and florida. >> absolutely for mitt romney, if he's going to turn the corner, he's going to have to turn it quickly. >> there's no doubt this campaign is adrift and without mitt romney being more active, engaged an specific, this could spell a second term which i would not be upset about at all from president obama. >> from the 47% to the polls, what's team romney's rescue strategy? more mitt and then more mitt. the candidate who put fund-raising at the forefront this week will next week be back on the trail and next week with this three-day bus tour of ohio lined up. we'll bring in today's political power panel, joe watkins, a romney surrogate and former bush white house aid, karen
are living in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message. >> i think that ad just makes my point, they're tone deaf. good morning, it's thursday, september 27th, as you take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city with willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. and in washington, for "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back.
romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is keeping tabs on the u.s. military's response to what's going on as well. let's go to jill first. she's watching what's going on. jill, what's the latest over at the state department beyond the heartbreak of a top u.s. diplomat, three others killed? >> right, wolf
/11 is a work in progress. we saw today a decision by the white house and the obama campaign to have vice president joe biden mark the day in a way that was not political. it was just about remembering the people who were lost that day and commemorating the sacrifices people have made in this country because of 9/11. while both sides in the presidential campaign suspended their negative ads for the day out of respect for the anniversary, there's no ban on campaigning today. there's no rule about what you can and cannot do. mitt romney gave a speech today before the national guard association in reno, nevada, and at times it sounded like his normal stump speech. he did go out of his way to attack president obama for defense cuts that are part of the sequester deal. which incidentally, are cuts that paul ryan voted for in congress. that's the kind of thing he's been stay save saying on the stump. after a week and a half of bipartisan blistering criticism of mr. romney for leaving discussion of the war in afghanistan out of his speech accepting the nomination for president in tampa, paul rya
11 years after 9/11, barack obama, unknown state senator with one daughter, 11 years later is the president in the white house, ordering drone strikes. we're kind of living in this future here. >> totally new place, 11 years later. thank you so much for being with us here on this special, special morning. so much more coverage, of course, many more moments of silents in the cnn newsroom. >> with carol costello, which begins right now. >> thank you very much. we are remembering the victims and the triumphs since the attacks. and minutes from now remembering the lives lost at the pentagon. president obama will soon be on his way there. there, he will be laying a wreath. they'll have a ceremony and also deliver some remarks. not only the president but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, army general martin dempsey will deliver marks as well. >> we are also in shanksville, pennsylvania, where the final hijacked airliner crashed into a field after hero passengers fought back. vice president joe biden is there. we're expecting him to speak at the top of this 10:00 hour, an
. >>> president barack obama is now in the lead over republican mitt romney in a bran new cnn/orc poll. likely voters give the president a six-point lead, 52% to 46%. last week they were deadlocked at 48%. in a wider sampling of all registered voters a "washington post"/abc news poll has mr. obama ahead of mr. romney 50% to 44%. >>> a scary moment during wwe's monday night raw that was a bill too real here. legendary wrestler jerry "the king" lawler collapsed during last night's live broadcast. the co-host broke the news to fans with an empty chair next to him. >> i want to preface this by saying that this is not part of tonight's entertainment. this is a real-life situation. my broadcast colleague jerry "the king" lawler earlier on tonight collapsed midmatch while on commentary. he was -- he fell out of his chair to the floor below. doctors were here immediately. emergency personnel would stretcher him out of the arena where he received cpr. >> lawler was rushed to the hospital. a statement on the wwe's website says he suffered a heart attack. >>> actress angelina jolie on a
obama will soon be on his way there. there, he will be laying a wreath. they'll have a ceremony and also deliver some remarks. not only the president but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, army general martin dempsey will deliver marks as well. >> we are also in shanksville, pennsylvania, where the final hijacked airliner crashed into a field after hero passengers fought back. vice president joe biden is there. we're expecting him to speak at the top of this 10:00 hour, an hour from now. >>> first at new york's ground ze zero, a sign of healing. an overnight breakthrough that now clears the way for a museum on the site. we'll have more on that in a minute. poppy harlow is at ground zero. >> it is a beautiful, clear, crisp morning here. really reminiscent about 9/11 itself, a day just like that day. we spent the morning talking to family members. bob hughes, here with his wife, remembering their 30-year-old son, chris hughes, who was killed. he was a trader on the 89th floor of the south tower. his mother, for the first time today, carolyn, in a few minutes, will get to read some
with police. >> in indonesia, a picture of president obama was burned and they tried to set on fire a truck in in the parking lot of the embassy, and 11 police were hurt. in lebanon, hezbollah leader there made a rare public appearance to rally thousands of peaceful protesters. he has lived in hiding to avoid assassination since his hezbollah battled israel in 2006. many protesters lashing out against the anti-islam video, it is also possible that terrorists and others are taking advantage of that situation. >> that is our top story. jonathan hunt is on it for us. jonathan, there is still a lost anti-american sentiment. >>jonathan: absolutely. most dramatically expressed in pakistan. according to the state department officials, protests were widespread with local security forces key in pushing back the protesters. in all the pakistani cities we learned that the u.s. staff at the embassy and consulates across that country are safe and accounted for. in terms of numbers, the biggest demonstration today was in beirut, lebanon, with hezbollah rally bringing an appeal from the hezbollah leader b
, barack obama saying that he doesn't really consider egypt an ally or an enemy at this point, that it really is time will tell, this is a work in progress. that really is kind of a stunning change of position from the white house perspective. >> reporter: i think that that statement took many people by surprise and shocked them a great deal. part of the anti-u.s. sentiment, and there is an anti-u.s. sentiment in the clashes today and in the protests on tuesday and in the various countries where the protests are taking plaes, the u.s. has been -- egypt has been a major ally for the u.s. to the extent that five different u.s. administrations supported our dictator, mubarak. i think the white house realized, because over the past few minutes i've been reading statements, the white house realized what a shocking statement that was and it looks like they're trying to back pedal from this idea that egypt has been demoted as an ally. i think everybody right now feels how sensitive the situation is and understands this political jockeying for power and again to reiterate, it's -- the
at different times. president obama and his staff also observed this moment of silence and the lawn at the white house. the president then left to go to the pentagon to pay his respects at the memorial for those who died there on 9/11, along with their families who were present. >> no matter how many years pass, no matter how many times we come together on this hallowed ground, know this, that you will never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. they will endure in the hearts of our nation because through their sacrifice, they helped us make the america we are today. >> and in shanksville, pennsylvania, vice president joe biden paid tribute to those heroes who lost their lives on united flight 93. and then thousands of miles away, this is afghanistan. kabul, to be exact. you're looking at our u.s. troops who are there right now as they remember the fallen, both from 9/11, and then, of course, from the war that ensued. next month will mark the 11th anniversary of the start of that war in afghanistan, which, as you know, still continues today. let's get you back to new yo
they revisit cybersecurity when they come back in town. >> now there has been some talk that president obama might look at cybersecurity through an executive order. >> yes, and during his -- in the party's platform at the democratic convention, that was -- that he could go that route, and the white house says that either an executive order or some type of executive action is still in the cards. so, we'll all be watching that, too. >> anything to add? >> the white house -- there's a draft executive order they're not acknowledging but it's out there. so definitely some discussion about what that would look like. it's not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill, which was essentially voluntary public-private council that would implement standard that would be considered best practices, what incentives could be implemented are in question because this isn't legislation. at it an executive program. and there are authorities and therefore more limited. the real question is whether industry would play ball, and some would, particularly i think telecom industries, some of these already fa
for a second? and even if we disagree with some of george bush's policies and barack obama's policies in this area, which we do, and we've criticized both. is it okay to say, thank you, mr. president, thank you, president bush, thank you, president obama. because while it was ugly and while we still disagree with a lot that this president's done and the last president's done, we haven't had another attack. and that is pretty damn remarkable, remarkable work by the president, by the cia, by the fbi, by new york city police, by -- by our entire nation security apparatus. it's so easy for us to attack them. can we just stop today and thank president bush and thank president obama, thank our men and women of the cia, the fbi, and everybody that's kept us safe for 11 years? >> i think we could do that. i think we're all glad we haven't been hit again. we can never know, perhaps how many other attempts were thwarted by intelligence agencies. we did get lucky a couple of times and thinking of the underwear bomber, richard reed, the time square bomber, those were -- we got lucky in those case
. president obama and the first lady will attend a pentagon ceremony. only the relatives will reap the victims' names. >> while today is the day of remembrance is also the day of hope. >> this man is a new york city firefighter. >> that it was an honor to be at the world trade center. >> he was one of hundreds poring through the rubble at the twin towers 11 years ago appeared. he had just learned that the government will cover 53 types of cancers for the first responders. >> this was not a coal mine type of scintillation. they -- situation. >> secretary of defense paid tribute of the passengers and crew. >> this is how would-- sacred ground. because this is the final resting place of the american patriots. >> the 911 museum has hit a bump in the road. the construction and finance toward this has been stopped. >>james: we have live pictures of new york and washington appeared to we will be covering some of the ceremonies. >>erica: it looks like i missed a lot of pleasant weather in the bay area. we have pretty pleasant conditions over that area. here are the temperatures right now. it i
ago >> obama-i believe that my plan will continue to grow and strengthen the middle class. >> do you want to know if you're better off? i've a bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is said and general motors is a life. >> recent polls show that the first lady has a overall approval rating nationwide. coverage of the democratic convention on from crack cast -- comcast 193. >>james: the dumbarton bridge is now open this morning. >> i am standing near the toll plaza for the dumbarton bridge pin you can see the car is going across the bridge behind me. they opened it early. caltrans lifted part of the foundations of the think it would supports underneath it. they also put choice to provide it would go room for possible earthquake. >> less than and up state on our forecast. what is it gonna to be like today erica. >>erica: a another nice day. we have made some changes to talk about as we head into their awesome tracking -- we are also attracting tropical depression john. we will see more on the way of cloud cover going into tomorrow. we are not all -- we are contending with tropical
. . >> -- president obama and the first lady laid a wreath at the gone. closer to home shining show of honor from san francisco firefighters. one of many ceremonies in the bay area to mark this anniversary. good morning i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. observances took place in union city to remember passengers on flight 93 on its way to san francisco from new jersey. a large crowd gathered in shanksville, pennsylvania near a wall which holds the name of the passengers and crew who died. passengers took hold of terrorists before it crashed in what used to be a field. katie, you talked to a woman who lost her mother? >> reporter: i did her name is carol o'hare and her mother 79-year-old moving from new jersey to danville, to live with her. carol says 11 years later the anniversary is like reliving that day. from song to silence memorial service in union city honors passengers and crew of san francisco bound flight 93. >> christian adams, todd beamer. >> reporter: carol o'hare of danville lost her mother 11 years ago today. >> i woke up to a happy day my mother was moving from california t
: the showdown pits the powerful teachers union against the chicago mayor. president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice, and it's the wrong choice for our children, and it's not necessary. >> reporter: city officials launched an emergency plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch, and to keep them busy. the strike has left thousands of parents in a crunch. this woman scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her kids up early, the strike and the soaring murder rate is what most bothers her. >> with kids on the street, something might happen to our children. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: chicago teachers are fighting for better pay and benefits. but the sticking point is a new plan to base teacher evaluations in part on how well their students score on standardized tests. the unions argue that would put teachers at a disadvantage and possibly cost them their jobs. >> we feel that would destroy the curriculum, threaten the profession. >> reporter: these contract talks are being closely watched around the country. b
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
the side of the building before yesterday's ceremony. president obama and the first lady, attended, laying a wreath to honor the victims. echoing a theme of the day, he seemed to look more forward than back. >> somewhere a son is growing up with his father's eyes and a daughter has her mother's laugh, living reminders that those who died are with us still. >> the president also sclamed that the nation is safer now than before the attacks. and in recognition of the anniversary, both mr. obama and mitt romney pulled their negative ads off of the air yesterday. just -- >> a live picture now of the world trade center. >> mm-hmm. like i said -- >> there it is. that's an unbelievable sight. >> you've been to new york. and it's hard to really get the gravity of the situation and really empathize if you are not here -- and i know i have been in the midwest my entire life for the past 11 years. actually being here on the anniversary, very -- it's a totally different feeling. >> no doubt about that. that picture says it all. the two beams of light. where the twin towers were. look at that magnificen
a public service announcement paid for by the u.s. government featuring u.s. president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. both condemning the movie and violence. it was an obvious attempt to calm things down. based on the pictures that we saw today it didn't. these folks were determined to come out. it's critical to point out despite the dramatic pictures, the people who sparked the violence still in the minority. they're the ones making the headlines. >> we wish safety to reza, and everyone in that region. here's what else we're working on this hour. >> the president and paul ryan pitch themselves to the aarp. hear what they told a 350 plus crowd in new orleans about their health care and social security. zimpl lines are stretching for blocks to buy a new iphone. we look at the cult-like following for apple. >>> it's any weekend from made-up languages to 1960s threads. the amazing details behind the hit shows. with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-nar
? it might be early to get answers on this but it's not too early to ask the question. today president obama paid tribute to ambassador stevens. he was described as a career diplomat who cared deeply about his mission as well as the people of libya. >> especially tragic he died in ben sgl benghazi because he helped save the city in the post revolution. he was there with skill, courage and resolve he built partnerships with libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new libya. >> a short time ago the white house ordered flags to half staff. you can see the lowering there on top of the white house with respect of the four americans killed. foreign affairs to the front burner sadly they are political and this is an election cycle that has been dominated by domestic issues enter a real world crisis. ed henry is live at the white house. chief white house correspondent. what is your set of information on whether this attack was something random which no longer appears to be or something more targeted? >> i just spoke to a senior official they had information this was in fact
that there is momentum after their conventions. the latest poll from cnn showing 52 percent of voters to backing obama. earlier, there were tied at 48%. missouri rep, todd aitken's is getting encouragement to stay in the u.s. senate reachrace. after his comments last month about legitimate rape.. created national controversy. and he has until september 25th to get a court order petition to remove his name from the ballot but he wants to stay. >> i am not going to get out. >>reporter: you are saying definitively that you are still going to be in the senate? >> that is what i am saying. and i know that you want to hear it. >> aikens.. his comments were sparking a outrage and he has apologized said that he misspoke. we will take a break and coming up the wind power is increasing. showing that it could power the planet! >> 7:26 researchers say that there is enough wind power to power the planet and then some. that is according to this new study with computer research showing scientists showing this computer model. from 4 million turbines at biltmore, will get more is feasible but it did not consider the c
. isn't the pentagon. >> this change america forever and honoring for those who died. president obama placed a wreath at the memorial. >> this day and always will be leaving us with a lesson. not just one single of and will destroy who we are or act of terrorism will change what we stand for. >> the traditions associate with >> mitt romney was in chicago talking to firefighters saying this was not a day to talk politics. at the pentagon the president said every victim's sacrifice has made america strong growth. >>president obama: you'll never be alone, your loved ones will never be forgotten. >>pam: the bay area hosted events throughout the day remembering those thousands of people who were killed fonts of december 11th. this was the scene this morning at the san francisco fire department full testing. the fire chief spoke with kron 4 about what this morning's ceremony meant to fire fighters >> we are 11 years in that is something we never want to forget. we want to pay tribute, on that and respect in the never forget what apps. we want to continue to be strong demand for and neve
. what you saw yesterday was president obama say he wants to up security at embassies around the world. right now, we know for the last several hours the state department, the pentagon, the white house, the national security community, going through the security arrangements at u.s. embassies around the world. >> barbara, if you can hold that thought, we're going to get back to you. we have a reporter who is live right now on the phone. hakeem al masmari. you are there. we are seeing pictures. what can you tell us. >> the security forces do not want this to escalate. as you heard, again, yemen knows if blood falls on the ground this will only get worse. it has not gotten violent as of now. if it does, it will only be for the worse. yemen knows if one is killed in this protest it could escalate. that is why they are using batons and wisdom in dealing with the protesters, though in the past many protests at this place were violent over last year or so. >> that's a real careful calculus they have to do here, trying to control the protesters, keep things from escalating out of control. at
, president obama and the first lady observed a moment of silence on the white house lawn at 8:46 a.m., the moment that the first plane struck the twin towers. the president then attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the pentagon. as we come up to three minutes after the top of the hour, there will be a moment of silence in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed as the passengers wrestled the hijackers to the ground. here at ground zero, however, again, the ceremony will go on for several more hours as each of the names, nearly 3,000 in all, will be read individually. the families will take time to visit the new memorial which has been open for a bit more than i year. thousands and thousands of people gathering here every day. again, september 11th marking a time to remember, to grieve and to begin and try to move on. pat? >> ron, that memorial you talk about, we were down there last year at this time as it was really just taking shape. it is truly extraordinary and a very moving experience not only for the family members of the victims but for all visitors, as wel
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